Mindwire Neurofeedback Brain Training Series: Week 8- Learn and Practice Something New
Learning new things can have significant benefits for brain and mental health. When we learn something new, the brain creates new neural connections and strengthens existing ones. This can help improve cognitive function, memory, and creativity.
In addition, learning new things can be a powerful tool for reducing stress and promoting overall well-being. Engaging in novel and enjoyable activities can increase feelings of happiness, satisfaction, and engagement with the world around us.
Importantly, it’s not just about learning new things, but also doing so in an effortless and enjoyable way. When we engage in activities that are enjoyable and rewarding, we are more likely to stick with them and reap the benefits for our brain and mental health.
Challenge Exercises: Select one interesting new thing to learn and devote 5-10 minutes to daily.
Select one of the following or one you choose on your own…
- A New Language
- Home gardening
- Learn a musical instrument
- Yoga or a new sport or exercise
- Creative Writing
- Knitting, crochet, crafting
- Art: Draw, paint, etc.
Choose one of the above or something you decide would be particularly interesting or useful to you, your life and those you love. Take a few minutes every day to explore and learn whatever you can on the topic. Learn the theory and practices behind your choice. Slowly, gradually become the best expert on the topic you can become. Utilize all the wonderful resources available to you (youtube, free apps, books/library, friends, family, other experts, etc.) but don’t get overwhelmed by the resources, just pick one and start learning and practicing. Start from where you are and don’t worry about everything being perfect to take action. Just do the best you can with what you have.